Sunday Sevens // 21 2015

 This Sunday Sevens is brought to you at the end of half term, which has been a lovely week but passed by in a blink of an eye. As always, head over to Nat’s blog to find full details of how you can participate in next week’s Sunday Sevens. 

1. I’ve developed a taste for Moscow Mules – a longer drink for the summer months but with the warmth of ginger for chilly evenings. 

2. Completed two duplicate makes for Indie Pattern Month – full post coming tomorrow! 

I3.  I set up a new blog to share my dad’s emails, which detail his travels in Asia. He’s currently in Thailand, on the River Kwai and heading for Myanmar. His blog is 

 4. Half term is a time for catching up with friends and family, but also on household jobs that have been delayed during term time. I spent a few hours in the garden, clearing, weeding, and generally hacking away at anything I didn’t feel belonged.  
5.  On a similar note, I had a really good sort through my clothes, and ended up with four stuffed charity bags of clothes that either don’t fit me or I simply don’t like to wear. I enjoyed sifting through everything and being able to see what I’ve got. 

6. Obligatory dog walking photo. Although they have only been local, I’ve enjoyed the walks this week. 

7. I met baby Vinny for the first time. Now aged seven weeks, he’s a real sweetheart, and a very happy, settled and contented baby.  

It’s now the beginning of the last half term of the school year. There’s plenty to organise and lots to look forward to, and I plan to make the most of the lovely long days. I hope June brings lots of long-awaited sunshine to us all. 



4 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 21 2015

  1. Baby Vinnie is so adorable! I’m excited to see your new makes. I’m only just cutting out the fabric for my dress… I don’t think I’m going to make it in time!!!

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  2. Ooo! I’ve not heard of the Moscow Mule drink! Is it a special recipe or do you buy it made? ☕️. I’m hoping to get involved with TMS this month too! 😃

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  3. I think that your garden looks beautiful… I love the pink flowers! I’m looking forward to seeing your blog posts on TMS…I’m contemplating joining a couple of this month’s challenges :-/

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So pleased with my purchases from the @johnlewisretail sale today! 4m of Robert Kaufman denim + What was left of some @atelierbrunette cotton + some @makoweruk metallic spot. Plus some pretty she’ll buttons that were less than half price 🙌🏼 All came to a total of £36.50. Now to figure out whether I can use any of them for my #2018makenine plans 🤔 •
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In 2017 we completed 3 #canicross races together, as well as several parkruns. He gets very excited at the beginning, particularly when there is lots of clapping or lots of other dogs. Wilf keeps me company on lots of training runs, both on his harness if we are running on the road and off the lead if we’re on the trails. He’s happy to go on very early or very late runs. He even looks disappointed if I head out in my trainers without him. 
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